Also available is JANAP , which contains ship and other joint armed forces voice call signs. Although the publication is always kept up to date, normally it is. The Call Signs included in the Destroyer Archive were taken from the printing of publication JANAP (F) Section 6A. Included in the report were Voice. either JANAP or Allied Communications Pub (ACP) (3) Exotic words, expressions, or well-known commercial trademarks. (4) Express a degree of.

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Zumwalt was commanding officer of the Isbell from July — July Isbell, in his book On Watch. The sea tour that convinced me once and for all of the effectiveness of a trusting rather than a suspicious style of leadership was my second command, the old World War II destroyer Arnold J. Isbell, from to My first command, the destroyer Tills, was not completely conclusive because it lasted only ten months. I was detached from that command when the Korean War began and assigned as navigator to the recommissioned battleship Wisconsin.

In that capacity I spent most of my waking hours on the bridge with the skipper, and had little to do with the administration of the ship, which the executive officer carried out, I gathered from wardroom conversation, very much in the old tradition.

My third command was USS Dewey, the first guided-missile frigate. Because she was the first ship of this new type, she was manned with handpicked officers and sailors, and personnel administration was easy. At the end of my first year, she stood number two, and at the end of the second, number one. We accomplished these results in a milieu in which, to the extent that it was within my power, I had eliminated the demeaning and abrasive regulations.

During this two-year tour the ship spent every other six months in overseas deployments and averaged only jnaap half of the remaining time back in our home port so that we were away from our families 75 percent of our time. What I tried hardest to do was insure that every officer and man on the ship not only knew what we were about, not only why we were doing each tactical evolution, however onerous, but also managed to understand enough about how it all fitted together that he could begin to experience some of the fun and challenge that those of us in the top slots were having.

Our techniques were not unusual. We made frequent announcements over the loudspeaker about the specific event that was going on. At the beginning and the end of the day, I discussed with the officers who, in turn, discussed with their men what was about to happen and what had just happened, janpa the competition was doing and what we should do to meet it.


We published written notes in the plan of the day that would give the crew some of the color or human interest of what the ship was doing. More important than any of these details, of course, was the basic effort to communicate a sense of excitement, fun and zest, in all that we were doing.

Voice call signs are invented and assigned by civil servants in a remote recess of the Pentagon who, one sometimes suspects, view their work with a certain amount of irony if not downright malice. In any case, Arnold J. Most sailors want to be proud of their ship, and it is not easy to be proud of a ship called Sapworth. Consequently, on 26 Octobershortly after taking command, I sent off the following letter:.

Chief of Naval Operations Via: Janpa of voice radio call: This is due to the limited number of words in the English language that are suitable for voice calls. Although I would not consider writing to you, direct, in search of any personal favor, I have decided that I might be forgiven 1119 enlisting your assistance in the official request, copy enclosed, concerning my ship.

I should imagine that something so simple as a request for a change in voice radio call would not normally come to your attention. I should further imagine that the logical thing to do would be to disapprove the request from the standpoint of time, expense, and precedent involved. Therefore I wanted to make the following points to you, unofficially, in the hope that you might see your way clear to provide an affirmative decision.

When I took command of Isbell four months ago she had one jaanp the lowest reenlistment rates in the force and no reserve offlcer had requested regular Navy in over one year. With the help of a fine group of officers we have succeeded in raising the reenlistment rate by 2.


In the last month two reserve officers have requested augmentation and retention, respectively, and have specifically asked to remain aboard Isbell. We are doing everything humanly possible to provide motivation, incentive, and esprit de corps. We are making progress.

The approval of the requested voice call, in my opinion, will lend a great deal of impetus to the surging team spirit.

My apologies for soliciting your time for what is after all a small matter but I am encouraged to feel that you might take an interest in what is important 1199 me and my ship. On 3 March the following message arrived at the ship:. The limitation of the number of words available has dictated the current joint practice of assigning voice call signs at random and without consideration of the actual word meanings.


Therefore, certain voice call signs which appear jqnap from a personal viewpoint are janao assigned. Voice call signs are currently being assessed for the purpose of reassigning those which may be objectionable. We were manap to do it all along. The voice call Hellcat proved immensely popular. The impact on morale was remarkable. I should add that, operating on the stitch-in-time principle, when three years later I received command of Dewey, I went to that Pentagon recess to make sure I was getting an acceptable voice call sign.

The people there remembered my name from the Isbell episode and, evidently wanting no further intervention in their affairs nanap their admirals, gave me the book and let me pick the sign I wanted from among those not then in use.

Appendix G – Ships Radio Call Signs

Porter inand a bio of CDR Porter. A beautiful pre-FRAM photo, probably from the s. Contributed by Tom Crew. He submitted these self-captioned photos:.

Voice Call Signs – _62

We believe we do more than all of the rest; Keeping the ship together, looking her best. First division forward, second division aft; Be quick and smart, work fast with a laugh. Single-up, jsnap, run away with the lines; Stand-by to cast off, forget girls and wines. Fair lead those falls, through snatch blocks; Some man pass a stopper, nanap sure she locks. Pull upon those guy lines, in she will swing; Set her in the skids, shoe her with a fling.

Now return forward and aft, get on the ball; Except two guys per boat, make up the falls. Back aft your gear secured, head ajnap below; Forward two men by anchor, ready to let go.

Jabap images were supplied by Don Scott at subpride aol. I had the opportunity to get really unusual and tremendous amount of views. I have the following on disc: The photos were taken in December while operating with Task Force 77 and in October Thanks to Max Cooley for contributing these photos. Max also contributed the cruise book.

Create a free website jnaap blog at WordPress. September 11, Admiral Elmo R. Consequently, on 26 Octobershortly after taking jaap, I sent off the following letter: On 3 March the following message arrived at the ship: He submitted these self-captioned photos: See a list of all the pages on the site here.

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